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Gastro running wild at the hospital

By johnboy - 2 September 2010 10

The Herald Sun is reporting on gastroenteritis at Canberra Hospital:

A statement issued by ACT Health today said a number of patients at Canberra Hospital were sick with Noro virus gastroenteritis, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.

“At the moment we have one ward closed as an infection control measure,” the statement read.

“Infection control staff (are) working hard to reduce the risk of further cases.”

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Gastro running wild at the hospital
georgesgenitals 11:16 pm 15 Oct 10

Pork Hunt said :

I first saw the headline without my glasses on and thought gee that’s nice, Fidel has been quite ill lately…

well played…

3Jane 8:44 pm 15 Oct 10

Fiona said :

I’m told it … and a bunch of colds too.. are going around daycares and schools…

NEWFLASH!

clp 8:35 pm 15 Oct 10

doctors are the worst hand washers – followed by nurses – apparently allied health are the best (which is weird as we do less hands on stuff and I often feel I am letting the side down)

Kuku 5:48 pm 02 Sep 10

Years ago I read an article on infection control (sorry can’t recall by who or where – but I do remember it was at a time I was in at TCH with a very sick baby so it would have been around 10 years ago). I recall there was an issue with the pens that were used by Drs/Nurses. A patient would be examined, the pen placed back into a pocket or tray and then the health professional would wash his or her hands. The result being the bacteria was on the pen, alive and ready to be passed on.

dtc 2:40 pm 02 Sep 10

Although, on the bright side, its spring so almost summer and losing a bit of weight in preparation for the beach is in everyone’s interest.

Pork Hunt 2:23 pm 02 Sep 10

I first saw the headline without my glasses on and thought gee that’s nice, Fidel has been quite ill lately…

sepi 12:15 pm 02 Sep 10

Or 3 weeks. And ever increasing antibiotic tablets.

– If everyone stayed home for a week, could we cure the common cold?

Fiona 11:36 am 02 Sep 10

And not nice little sniffle colds, but the sort where you trhink it’s “the flu” but it’s not… and you get it despite the flu shot, so it’s roabbly a cold. And you’re still layed up for a week.

Holden Caulfield 11:36 am 02 Sep 10

Is Ian Miller available for comment?

Fiona 11:33 am 02 Sep 10

I’m told it … and a bunch of colds too.. are going around daycares and schools…

Please keep your kids home if they’re sick!

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